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All the major video game releases to watch in October

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October is shaping up to be one of the most important months of the year for new video games. If you still end September hits like Death loop and Kena Bridge of Spirits, it’s time to crack because this month has a lot In progress.

From remasters of classics and sequels in blockbuster franchises to brand new indies, there are games for all types of gamers this month and your toughest task will be deciding which to play first.

To help you plan your month of play, we’ve compiled a list of all of the major releases for this month and where you can buy them.

Video games release in October 2021


Release date: October 1st

Another year means another FIFA game. FIFA 22 is EA’s latest sports game that immerses you in the heart of a football game (or football for us Australians).

FIFA 22 Introduces an all-new goalie system, more advanced tactics, and a new career mode that lets you take your team from rookies to world giants.

But now : PS4 | PS5 | Xbox One | Xbox X series | Switch | computer

Alan Wake remastered

Release date: October 5

Alan wake has been a classic for over a decade now and gets a second wind on the next generation with this remastered edition.

In the game, you play as Wake, an author in the desperate search of his missing wife. His grip on reality begins to crumble when he discovers the pages of a horror novel he supposedly wrote but doesn’t remember.

The original game has received a massive facelift in this new edition and is worth a visit for old and new fans alike.

Buy It Now: PS4 | PS5 | Xbox | computer

Nintendo Switch OLED (console)

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Release date: October 8

OK, so this one isn’t a video game per se, but a new console is still a big deal.

Nintendo’s new Switch OLED model brings a decent upgrade to the table with a fancy new OLED display, extensive internal storage, improved sound, and a new all-inclusive kickstand.

Pre-order the Nintendo Switch OLED here.

Far cry 6

Release date: October 7

The next opus of the Far cry The series turns the typical action shooter into an RPG, but it doesn’t look any less entertaining.

You take control of Dani Rojas, who joins a rebellion to defeat Anton Callisto (played by Giancarlo Esposito), the oppressive ruler of a fictional Caribbean nation named Yara.

In typical Far cry style, you’ll be armed with destructive weapons and be able to recruit deadly wild animals (including a sausage dog!)

Pre-order it now: PS4 | PS5 | Xbox | computer

Terror Metroid

Release date: October 8

If you’re looking for something to play on the all-new shiny OLED Switch, look no further than Terror Metroid.

The fan-favorite Nintendo franchise puts players in the shoes of bounty hunter Samus Aran as she tries to escape from an alien planet. The game carries over the side-scrolling style of the originals and takes place after the events of Metroid Fusion.

Pre-order it now: Switch

Back 4 Blood

Release date: October 8

If you feel like killing zombies with friends, then Back 4 Blood was made for you. The multiplayer first-person shooter plunges you and your teammates into war against an army of parasitized human hosts.

It is essentially the successor of Left for dead, so if you liked it, you will surely like Back 4 Blood also.

Pre-order it now: PS4 | PS5 | Xbox | computer

Jackbox Party Pack 8

Release date: October 14

The Jackbox Party Pack was the game that saved a lot of people. Board games are great for in-person meetings and for playing online with friends in different homes, states, or countries.

Jackbox Party Pack 8 Adds To Growing List Of Crazy Board Games And Brings Five New Mini-Games To The Table (Online), Including A New Version Of The Fan Favorite Pulling.

Pre-order it here.

Remastered Crysis Trilogy

Release date: October 15

Crisis was a game-changer when it launched on PC in 2007. This remastered trilogy aims to recapture that sense of stunning graphics on today’s hardware. Can this be achieved is another question, but Crisis damn good try.

In all three games, you’ll battle invading alien threats across paradise islands and decaying cities, with the special powers of your trusty nano suit helping to level the playing field.

Pre-order it now: PS4 | Xbox one

The Dark Pictures Anthology: House of Ashes

Release date: 22 october

October is a great month for games, but it also marks the scary season. If you like a game to spook Halloween then The Dark Pictures Anthology: House of Ashes is right on time.

House of Ashes is a survival horror that follows five characters who are trapped under a Mesopotamian temple and must escape the terrifying monsters who have awakened in their presence.

Pre-order it now: PS4 | PS5 | Xbox | computer

Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy

Release date: October 26

Marvel is absolutely everywhere these days and that includes video games. The last heroes to take control are the motley team of Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy.

Players will only have control of Peter Quill, but will be able to give commands to other crew members and develop relationships with other Marvel characters through interactive dialogue. As for the story? It’s the guardians of the galaxy, you know what to expect.

Pre-order it now: PS4 | PS5 | Xbox | computer

That should be more than enough to keep you busy beyond this month. Which October new video game are you most excited about?